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Re: ACLs

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-04-15 23:00:52 CEST

Bob Aman wrote:

>On 4/15/05, Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:
>
>
>>>What would it take to hack SVN into supporting concepts like user
>>>groups?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>A design plus about 6 mohtns coding.
>>
>>
>
>That's a pleasant thought. Ok.
>
>
>
>>> Or is it in there somewhere and I'm just missing it? Better
>>>yet, what would it take to get SVN to authenticate users via a
>>>database instead of via a config file?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>Not "SVN", "svnadmin".
>>
>>
>
>By "SVN" I was sort of abstractly referring to Subversion as a whole,
>not just the client.
>
>
Aargh, I should've said "svnserve", not "svnadmin", of course.

>Anyhow, I haven't looked at the code for how authentication works in
>Subversion at all, so I'm kinda wondering if there wouldn't be an
>"easy" way of basically handing off responsibility for authentication
>and access control to some arbitrary external system.
>
>
Subversion realies on the server for authentication; that can be Apache
httpd, or svnserve, or sshd (when tunneling).

>How does mod_authz_svn work?
>
>
Ah... mod_authz_svn is for authorisation, not authhentication.

-- 
-- Brane
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